Due to popular demand (and because it’s a really good idea) we’re introducing This Is a Really Good Book Thursday. Come in here on Thursday and tell us the title and author of something delightful to read, fiction or non-fiction. The weekend is coming and we need good books!
As most of you know, I have a penchant for buying houses that need significant work. Because of that, I hit Angie’s List a lot. But today I learned that they’re not pulling their advertising from Bill O’Reilly’s show because “Just as we trust members to make their own hiring decisions, we trust them to make their own media consumption decisions.”
Because hiring a plumber is exactly like giving money to a powerful abuser so he’ll have more power to continue his decades-long harassment of women.
So I’ve decided not to add to their revenue stream because they just hand it over to a serial sexual predator. I’ve been trying to get somebody on the site chat box to talk to me, but strangely enough, no one is available. It’s noon, maybe they’re all out to lunch. Or maybe, I hope, they’re reaping the whirlwind.
At any rate, thanks for trusting me, Angie! I know I’ve made the right decision.
Part of the discovery process for me is finding images that evoke character. They don’t have to look like the character although that’s always helpful, but the pictures I use as placeholders have to capture the attitude and personality of that character. When I thought about the Demon Island Historical Society, I thought of this Grant Wood painting: